set against
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make enemies)
a. poner en contra de
Prince Bart's plan to become king was to set his older brothers against each other.El plan del príncipe Bart para hacerse rey era poner a sus hermanos en contra de sí mismos.
2. (to weigh)
a. contraponer a
There's certainly some risk, but we need to set that against the potential for enormous gain.Seguramente hay algo de riesgo, pero tenemos que contraponer eso al potencial para enormes ganancias.
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set against
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (cause to oppose)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s somebody against somebodyenemistar a alguien con alguien
2. (compare)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s something against somethingcomparar algo con algo
3. (deduct)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s expenses against taxdeducir gastos de los impuestos
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set against
verb:transitive:plus_preposition
1 (turn against)
to set sb against sb enemistar a algn contra algn; to set sb against sth hacer que algn coja aversión por algo; he is very set against it se opone rotundamente a ello
2 (balance against) comparar con
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